LINGUIST List 4.1108

Wed 29 Dec 1993

Qs: Frequencies, German scholar, NYC appointment, Revising L2

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  1. RichardHudson50, word-class frequencies
  2. "Don W.", Visiting scholar query
  3. Susan Pintzuk, query on visiting linguists in nyc in spring 1994
  4. GRAEME PORTE, Revising L2 compositions

Message 1: word-class frequencies

Date: Mon, 27 Dec 93 11:05:09 +0word-class frequencies
From: RichardHudson50 <uclyrahucl.ac.uk>
Subject: word-class frequencies


Does anyone know of corpora of SPOKEN ADULT English for which there exits
figures for the overall frequencies of word-classes? I don't mind whether
the word-classes are fine `tag' categories (e.g. the Brown or ICE systems)
or coarser classes nearer to traditional classes. I already have data on
written adult English (Brown and LOB) and spoken children (Polytechnic of
Wales).

Dick Hudson
Dept of Phonetics and Linguistics,
University College London,
Gower Street,
London WC1E 6BT
(071) 387 7050 ext 3152
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Message 2: Visiting scholar query

Date: Tue, 28 Dec 1993 16:49:49 Visiting scholar query
From: "Don W." <webbdCCVAX.CCS.CSUS.EDU>
Subject: Visiting scholar query

This posting is made on behalf of Ruth Sanders
 rsandersmiamiu.bitnet
because of e-mail limitations at her node. Apologies to those
who find this message repeated on related lists.

=-=-=-=-= (original query follows) -=-=-=-=

 Is there anyone out there who would be interested in having a guest
scholar from the University of Jena in eastern Germany for next year?
This person is writing a dissertation in philosophy of language for a
Ph.D. in Linguistics and German as a Second Language. He would like a
part-time position in teaching or research to support himself while he
does dissertation research. Most desirable is a university where there is
a compatible program in linguistics or philosophy; he can teach German
language or be a research assistant. If there is interest I can put you
in touch with the candidate. Write me (rsandersmiamiu.bitnet).
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Message 3: query on visiting linguists in nyc in spring 1994

Date: Wed, 29 Dec 1993 03:57:08 query on visiting linguists in nyc in spring 1994
From: Susan Pintzuk <pintzukbabel.ling.upenn.edu>
Subject: query on visiting linguists in nyc in spring 1994

I would like to get in touch with all linguists who have visiting
(i.e. temporary) lectureships/appointments in the New York City area
for the spring semester of 1994. If you are such a linguist, or if
you know of any such linguist, please respond directly to me.

Susan Pintzuk
pintzukbabel.ling.upenn.edu
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Message 4: Revising L2 compositions

Date: Wed, 29 Dec 1993 10:07:53 Revising L2 compositions
From: GRAEME PORTE <gporteugr.es>
Subject: Revising L2 compositions

I would be grateful to hear from any colleagues currently
working in the area of revision strategies used in L2
compositions. I am currently working in the area of
revision strategies used by underachieving under-
graduates writing under timed and untimed
conditions and with different discourse types. i
am further concerned with the underlying
motives for these revisions as they confirm or
reject the writer's conception of the academic
context of L2 writing.

Yours in hope
GRAEME PORTE
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